Job Positions

Program Advisor

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5

Department:

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Institution:

Northern Illinois University

Date Posted:

Jul 11 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

July 31, 2019
 

Position Description

The Academic Advisor will share academic advising of all Liberal Arts and Sciences majors advising a caseload of CLAS. Advising includes considering class and university withdrawals, overload permits, probation interviews, general scheduling advising and degree requirements as well as assisting with the coordination of orientation and recruitment programs within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Duties

Advising at Northern Illinois University is critical to retention and student success. Understanding that student’s needs are different depending upon where they are in their development is at the core of advising at NIU. We practice both developmental advising and high-touch intervention recognizing the importance of;

  1. The interaction between students and the campus environment
  2. The value of supporting the “whole” student
  3. The consideration of student’s developmental level
  4. The need to be intentional and responsive to concerns, potential risks, barriers or challenges.

Advisors at NIU are deliberative and proactive, and are expected to work in collaboration with support units across campus guided by the goal of student success. Advisors are expected to understand and fully utilize technology to support positive student outcomes including utilizing Navigate for scheduling, note-taking, referral and data analysis. All advisors at NIU are expected to be highly aware of the status of the students in their caseload including retention, persistence and graduation outcomes, academic outcomes and progress toward completion and achievement of customized pathways to completion

Application Process

For complete information regarding the application process please use the following link: https://employment.niu.edu/postings/46586?fbclid=IwAR0-fhk_1UWMSB-FPDg6FHHImtFKWw7_nJo3BC4fFLmHzYMUpFdNQ3kzg04

Institution Information

https://www.niu.edu/index.shtml

Contact Information

Steven L. Estes Director, Academic Advising College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Northern Illinois University 815-753-0114 sestes@niu.edu

Qualifications:

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in NIU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences discipline with at least five years of experience in one-on-one, student-facing role in higher education such as academic advising or counseling OR M.A. or M.S. in a NIU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences discipline or College Student Personnel, Adult & Higher Education, Counseling or related field with at least one year of experience in one-on-one, student-facing role in higher education such as academic advising or counseling.

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.A. or M.S. in a NIU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences discipline or College Student Personnel, Adult & Higher Education, Counseling or related field.
  • At least one year of experience in one-on-one, student-facing role in higher education such as academic advising or counseling.
  • Experience using a student information system such as PeopleSoft.
  • Experience with advising platforms and/or early alert systems such as EAB’s Navigate.
  • Familiarity with developmental advising.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; polished written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Professional demeanor, strong ethical behavior, good personal judgement and decision-making abilities.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and effectively and the ability to be flexible.